2nd February 2012
Video: Washington state governor: ‘States can’t be in the business of discrimination’ 11
10:58 PM — The governor of the north-western US state of Washington has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign where she affirms her support for gay marriage, likely to be introduced in the state.
Maryland girl: For my birthday, ban gay marriage 202
12:18 PM — A committee at the Maryland state senate, where equal marriage legislation is being considered, has heard the birthday wish of a 14-year-old girl: to keep the ban on gay marriage.
US police ‘told gay couple faggots don’t deserve to wear pants in jail’ 47
11:36 AM — A US gay couple arrested on assault charges say they were denied trousers for a day after being told "faggots don't deserve to wear pants in jail".
Washington state senate approves equal marriage 12
9:41 AM — Washington's state senate approved a bill last night to give equal marriage rights to gay citizens. The lifting of the gay marriage ban looks certain to pass as it heads to the state's House of Representatives, where it is not expected to encounter majority opposition.
31st January 2012
Glee’s gay troublemaker role ‘drew death threats’ 20
3:14 PM — Grant Gustin said he was told on Twitter: "If you break up Klaine, I will find you and I will kill you."
Cynthia Nixon: My bisexuality was not a choice, my gay relationship is 73
2:20 PM — In a statement given to the American gay magazine The Advocate, Cynthia Nixon has addressed the confusion which followed her comments on sexuality.
Comment: The Canadian rule which bans transgender flight 39
11:48 AM — Jane Fae examines the rules, introduced last July but only now coming to light, which state that an air carrier “shall not transport a passenger if [...] the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents”.
Rebel alliance slams Star Wars game over gay characters 32
10:04 AM — It could be described as a period of uncivil war, the Family Research Council striking from a hidden base in Washington, DC, attempting to win their first victory against the Bioware gaming empire. Only in this case, the empire seems to be doing good.
30th January 2012
Interview: Greg Louganis on gold medals, HIV and Matthew Mitcham 6
10:37 AM — He won his first Olympic medal at the age of 16. Four gold medals later, he came out at the 1994 Gay Games. Laurence Watts meets Greg Louganis.
27th January 2012
US trans prisoner sues over hair treatments
5:21 PM — A trans woman in Massachusetts, USA, has filed a claim against her prison over allegations that she has not been provided with medically required hair treatments.
Brad Pitt’s gay marriage pledge tested 21
1:49 PM — The actor said this week the pledge he and Angelina Jolie took to hold off on marriage until equality was achieved for everyone in the US is proving hard to keep.
Cynthia Nixon: Bisexuals? We get no respect 77
11:37 AM — After causing a storm of controversy this week when referring to being gay as a "choice" Cynthia Nixon seems to have reluctantly acknowledged that she is, in fact, bisexual.
First US Congressman to come out freely to marry partner 19
11:09 AM — The first US Congressman to come out voluntarily as gay has confirmed he plans to marry his partner of five years.
26th January 2012
Tuscaloosa schools told: ‘Let lesbians go to prom’ 2
5:12 PM — Demands have been made to the County Board of Education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to respect LGBT rights after alleged cases of negligence by staff members towards a gay student.
Video: Youtube pulls ‘non family safe’ gay music ad 33
12:14 PM — A record label in the US has expressed surprise at Youtube's decision to pull an advert showing two shirtless men embracing after the video-hosting site said it violated their adult image policy.
Starbucks backs marriage equality 8
10:31 AM — Coffee giant Starbucks has backed draft legislation in Washington which would lift the state's ban on gay marriage.
25th January 2012
Sao Paulo Metro launches campaign to combat homophobia 4
10:55 PM — The Brazilian State of São Paulo in partnership with the São Paulo City Metro (Underground) launched yesterday a campaign to combat homophobia entitled: “See beyond prejudice. Respect differences.”
Bullied gay teen suicide note: ‘Please help me mom’ 48
12:18 PM — Parents of a gay teenager who committed suicide have said that a year of constant homophobic bullying pushed him to take his own life.
24th January 2012
Maryland introduces equal marriage bill 9
5:35 PM — Maryland’s Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley introduced another bill this week which would lift the ban on gay marriage in the US state of Maryland.
Cynthia Nixon: ‘My homosexuality is a choice’ 198
2:15 PM — Cynthia Nixon has caused controversy by announcing in a recent interview that she believes her homosexuality "is a choice".